Input on the agenda

As per Sam's request, this e-mail is a report of the status of issues on 
the agenda that have actions due before 2009-06-12 (11 days from now), 
from the persective of the spec.

ISSUE-35 (aria-processing): Need to define processing requirements for 
aria states and properties when used in html

   I'm waiting for the ARIA group to respond to last call feedback.

ISSUE-56 (urls-webarch): Assess whether "URLs" section/definition 
conflicts with Web architecture

   I am waiting for DanC's draft to reach a standards track (either at the 
   W3C or the IETF) before removing the relevant part of the HTML5 spec 
   (so that I have something to reference).

ISSUE-31 (missing-alt): What to do when a reasonable text equivalent is 

   There is some new feedback on this topic that I haven't yet taken into 

ISSUE-54 (doctype-legacy-compat): tools that can't generate <!DOCTYPE 

ISSUE-55 (head-profile): head/@profile missing, but used in other 

ISSUE-59 (normative-language-reference): Should the HTML WG produce a 
separate document that is a normative language reference and if so what 
are the requirements

ISSUE-60 (html5-xhtml-namespace): Reuse of 1999 XHTML namespace is 
potentially misleading/wrong

ISSUE-32 (table-summary): how to provide a summary of a table, e.g. for 
unsighted navigation?

ISSUE-13 (handling-http-401-status): Handling HTTP status 401 responses / 
User Agent Authentication Forms

ISSUE-41 (Decentralized-extensibility): Decentralized extensibility

ISSUE-4 (html-versioning): HTML Versioning and DOCTYPEs

   It's not clear to me what needs changing in the spec for these issues.

In other news, now that I've gone through the microdata use cases, the 
HTML5 spec is now more-or-less feature-complete. There remains some work 
to be done with respect to legacy obsolete DOM APIs, but other than that, 
the only new features will be in response to changes in other specs (e.g. 
once we have a File interface, I expect to add support for this to drag- 

As we now reach the half-way point of the chairs' first planned linear 
scan of the spec for consensus building, I will redouble my efforts to 
remain on top of the feedback received (those watching the bug database 
will notice I've made significant progress on that particular front today 
already). I look forward to a clear indication from the chairs regarding 
which sections lack consensus support from the working group, so that we 
can remain on track for Last Call publication in October.

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

Received on Monday, 1 June 2009 22:58:13 UTC